It’s my birthday week! Nearly 25 years ago I was itching to get out of my mom’s belly and make my mark on this world. I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate and enjoy being one year older. My Song of the Week is “Party” by Beyoncé. I can’t help but to groove to this song. Continue reading Song of the Week: Beyonce – “Party”
About a month ago I came across this song by Flying Lotus and I haven’t stopped listening to it since. Flying Lotus is extremely talented and Kendrick Lamar adds his personal style to this new song. To compliment this jazz mixed with hip hop song, the video is amazing. The video opens with two kids in a casket and people at their funeral. All of … Continue reading Song of the Week: Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar- Never Catch Me
Recently the world has exploded and discovered that domestic violence is in fact a real thing. Out of nowhere, people have resurfaced conversations about domestic violence (they forgot it existed after the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident got old). Newsflash! This is not a new phenomenon. As much as I enjoy seeing domestic violence get the attention it deserves, I can’t ignore the folks that still think they have a right to know why Janay Rice decided to stay with Ray Rice. I’ve kept quiet about this because domestic violence and sexual assault education are a part of my daily life and I like to keep somethings separate from work. BUT, I can no longer remain silent. I’ve accepted the fact that I need to say something.
Here are some key facts:
- Every single day women are being abused and every single day they make the choice to stay.
- On average, it takes a woman SEVEN times to leave an abusive relationship.
- Physical violence is usually not the first incident of abuse. Most times, there is emotional, financial, sexual, and/or verbal abuse happening before someone becomes physically violent. (And yes, all of these are just as serious and harmful)
- Women stay in abusive reasons for MANY reasons.
Last night I stayed up and watched all the live coverage from Ferguson that I could. The more I researched and read, the more I saw that this is going far beyond race. At first, it was clear that Michael Brown was killed as a result of institutionalized racism. Daily, black people are mistreated simply for being black. Daily, black people are harassed by police … Continue reading When The Tear Gas Clears, Let’s Not Forget About Black People…